Inside China’s Bug-Eating Industry

Inside China’s Bug-Eating Industry (Part 1)

On this episode of ‘VICE INTL,’ host Joshua Frank treks to China’s Yunnan Province, the epicenter of the country’s edible insect industry. Though outsiders look down on consuming what most of the world regards as pests, Yunnan’s residents view bugs as a delicacy.

To find out why, Josh meets up with some experts and tours a wasp farm, cooks up some grub worms, and feasts on more than 13 different types of insects.

On the second installment of our ‘VICE INTL’ special on China’s edible insect industry, host Joshua Frank ventured into the countryside to get his hands dirty—harvesting worms, collecting cockroaches, and chowing down on what he’s always considered gruesome pests. Then, he sat down with the founder of Livin Hive, a startup enabling everyday consumers to set up their own indoor worm farms, to explore the sustainability benefits this unusual delicacy can provide.

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